Luo Longxiang was born in 1981. Growing up deep in the mountains of Guangxi province on the China’s southern border, he studied Chemical Engineering at Guangxi University. After publishing his first sf story in 2003, fans began to refer to the mysterious author as “Master Luo,” a nod to his hermit-like existence far away from the crowded cities of the coast and northern plains. Of the eleven stories he has written over the past decade, six have earned a Galaxy Award. His work is known for its massive scope, dealing almost exclusively with the question of humanity’s eventual survival in space. Since 2007, he has been working on the Planetship Alliance series—an epic account of mankind’s colonization of the universe.